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Retro Sound System 2, The Reckonining!


 Edited this blog to make it current!

In keeping with the theme of summing up last year to get this year rolling right, I'm happy to announce my next music release! Retro Sound System of the Future 2! While it is the second EP using that name (get the first here), it's more a spiritual sequel than a straight sequel. While RSS1 was more just dreamy pop synthwave, this one is darker & more cinematic.

 Last year, my wife & I binged Stranger things in a weekend, & that coupled with Mr. Robot... as well as me jumping back into all the classic cyberpunk/ sci-fi stuff I love, as well as just listening to tons of 80s inspired synthwave music, well, it inspired me to make some of my own.

 There's a lot of John Carpenter, & Vangelis throughout this album. I imagined a future noir dystopia, because why not, & went from there. While there were a lot of track that ended up on the cutting room floor, I feel these 4 have a good narrative. The prologue, the future club song, the hero's theme, & the night drive into the dawn of a new day. Hopefully, it takes you on that journey, & you dig it!

  I released the Album on January 31, 2017... a full 16 days before I originally intended to. I make my own rules so I can break them, I'm a rebel like that.  You can stream it on Spotify, or over at youtube, or buy it at any of the links below if you want to support me.  For a limited time, I'm making it pay what you want over at Bandcamp. So, get that deal too!

Retro Sound System of the Future, 2
$3.56
648182 Records DK

Google Play & other online music stores!

P.S. If you were a little curious as to what exactly inspired this album well, here's some good stuff! Listing everything would be a massive entry!


MOVIES, TV, GAMES

  • "Stranger Things"
  • "Mr. Robot"
  • "Escape from New York"
  • "The Matrix Series"
  • "Blade Runner"
  • "The Terminator"
  • "Deus Ex: Human Revolution"
  • "Mass Effect Trilogy"
  • "Black Mirror"

BOOKS

  • "The Sprawl Trilogy" by William Gibson
  • The Fifth Column Series" by Nathan M. Farrugia
  • "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
  • "Metrophage" by Richard Kadrey
  • "Wool" by Hugh Howey
  • "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi 

MUSIC

  • "I Am the Night" by Perturbator
  • "Attack of Lord Retro" by Justin Lassen
  • Trilogy" by Carpenter Brut
  • "The Shape" by Dance With the Dead
  • Everything on New Retro Wave over on Youtube

Changes, man.

 There's something to be said about  taking on new challenges. Mostly that they're hard & scary, but worth it in the end, hopefully. Of course I'm talking about it both musically & in life. After releasing my first full length album, Die on my Feet, I started working on a second album, as well as another project that I'll be able to talk more about soon, both of which are providing me with that challenge I spoke about earlier. I'm writing in an entirely new way, pushing myself & using utilizing new things like live vocals & expanding the sounds I use. Also, leaving a job I've that has been a drain on me for the last 8 years. One of those jobs you always want to leave, but you stay  because it's familiar & in a strange way, comforting.

  Also, I'm about to dive headfirst into making this music thing a career, so there's that. It's slightly terrifying if I'm being honest, & I'd be lying if I said it didn't keep me up some nights. Anything new will do that to you, or so I hear, I'll just have to the better traveled peoples word for it. It's all scary, wondering what people will think of your sound once you put it out there, wondering if you're about to make the biggest mistake of your life, but that's just nerves right? Eh, what am I saying, it'll be great & a start to a beautiful stretch! Hopefully.

 With these new ventures, with old friends & mentors, at the very least it'll be interesting. Opening yourself up isn't something I'm good at really, but I hope that the new music will at least be honest, & maybe hopefully inspire a few people along the way. That's all you can hope for, & that seems like a good target to try & hit. 

 Until next time,

DLP